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The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts (Volume 4, PT. 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R478
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The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts (Volume 4, PT. 2) (Paperback)

John Gillies

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1820. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chap, thing at once good and great; mighty in power t xx*', or sacred in character.70 its effecti. Four centuries of imperial despotism succeeded, during which, both the victors and vanquished gradually ceased to act from the impulse of their own minds, and thereby totally lost all elevation and energy. Beyond the Euphrates, the Parthians, indeed, defied the Roman arms: towards the Danube, the limits of Roman dominion could be adjusted with the Thracians and Illyrians only by the sword and pilum. In the country between the Rhine and the Weser, the destruction of Varus and his three legions taught Augustus that the former of these rivers was the safer boundary71; his expeditions conducted by Jeyms Gallus, and Petroniusn to Arabia and Ethiopia above Egypt, proved so unprofitable or so disastrous, that no conquest on that side was ever afterwards attempted. But in the countries of the East and West, which we have seen successively reduced into provinces, though there happened occasional insurrections, there were no longer any formidable wars: and even these insurrections were excited, not by the hope of emancipation, but by the intolerable smart of suffering. Four years before the death of Augustus, Bato the Dalmatian, when The title of Augustus was conferred four years after the battle of Actium, by the senate and people, is not vrXtwv n i Koto

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Gillies
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 180
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-99494-1
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-99494-1
Barcode: 9781153994941

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